MEARS Auction #21, Ends December 30th, 2010- 9:00 CST, w/15-Minute Rule
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 12/31/2010

This is only the third Herman bat ever examined by MEARS. It dates to the 1936-38 era, the 1938 season being a National League Championship title and a Cubs season forever remembered as a result of Gabby Hartnetts homer in the gloamin. Yes, an actual Cubs highlight moment. It is a beauty and a fairly tough pre war Hall of Famer bat to obtain. Herman broke into the majors in 1931 with the Chicago Cubs and 1932 was his come out season when he hit .314 and scoring 102 runs. He was a major factor in the Cubs winning the National League title that year, the year they faced the Yankees of Ruth and Gehrig. You remember this one, a little incident referred to as "The Called Shot" has burned this game held at Wrigly into the minds of every sports historina. Billy became a fixture in the Chicago lineup over the next decade, a consistent hitter and solid producer. He regularly hit .300 or higher (and as high as .341 in 1935) and drove in a high of 93 runs in 1936. This bat dates to a lot of Cubs and baseball history.

Title: 1936-38 Billy Herman H&B Louisville Slugger Professional Model Game Used Bat

Player: Billy Herman

Block/Script Name: Script

Label Period: 1936-38

Year/s Used: 1936-38

Teams Played During Era of Bat: Chicago Cubs

Mfg: H&B Louisville Slugger

Model Number: Pre model number

Length: 35"

Weight: 32.9 ounces

Side Writing: N/A

Vault Marks: N/A

Game Use: Heavy

Ball Marks: Heavy

Swelling: Yes

Grain Separation: No

Cleat Marks: Yes

Rack Marks: No

Nails/Screws: No

Cracked: Yes

Pine Tar: No

Handle Tape: Yes, 2 rings white tape remain

Handle Crack: 6" crack

Barrel Crack: No

Dents/Gouges: No

Autographed: No

Uniform Number: N/A

Knob Markings: None

Barrel Markings: None

Provenance: No Provenance

Factory Records: N/A

Player Traits: N/A

Grade: MEARS A8

Comments: Bat grades MEARS A8: 5 base points, 3 points for use, +1 for tape, -1/2 for crack, - 1/2 for barrel discoloration


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Final prices include buyers premium.: $2,657
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